*Trauma Sensitive Yoga

This 4 week trauma sensitive yoga series for those who have experienced all types of trauma and are now looking for tools to interrupt the cycle of trauma.  Classes involve trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness techniques to help students nurture their connection to their bodies while exploring and releasing the impact of trauma.

This is a great series for anybody wanting a safe space to explore yoga. Each week will be supplemented by an informational video setting the stage for that week's class. The videos will provide a cerebral understanding about the impact of trauma on our body and nervous system. Our in-person classes will be our opportunity to move and explore these themes through the body, breath and mindfulness.

At the end of the series, you will have been introduced to the following things all through the lens of trauma-informed:
+ Restorative Yoga
+ Yoga Nidra
+ Gentle Yoga
+ Mantras (repeated words or sounds)
+ Mudras (hand gestures)
+ Breathing techniques
+ Mindfulness practices
+ Self-care rituals
+ Tools to bring your practice home

This series is designed to be accessible to all levels of yoga practitioners. Please reach out to Caitlin McWilliams yoga.cait@gmail.com with any questions.



Caitlin McWilliams, MS, E-RYT, is a Yoga Therapist/Teacher who uses the physical, intellectual and spiritual practice of yoga to process trauma, lift out of depression, and balance anxiety. She has practiced yoga for over 15 years and taught in studios throughout Washington DC, Denver, CO and now Helena, MT. She has run her own non-profit providing yoga and wellness services to vulnerable populations, has a Masters in Community Development, and is halfway through her Masters in Social Work. In the summer of 2016, she co-founded Free Range Yoga Project taking yoga outside in the beautiful summers of Montana. In conjunction with her weekly Flow Yoga class on Monday nights, she leads Yoga for Anxiety, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and Chakra Clearing Yoga series along with Yoga for Depression, New Year, New Intention and Goddess Yoga workshops. She co-leads an annual Self-Care Retreat for Women during the Fall in Boulder, MT and works with individual clients to help them tailor yoga tools to support their mental health needs. She has completed a number of advanced trainings in healing modalities including LifeForce Yoga. Street Yoga, Yin Yoga, Thai Yoga Therapy, Reiki I and II, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra trainings. She continues to pursue tools for applying yoga for mental health and well-being.

February 24, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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March 3, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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March 10, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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March 17, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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Event Prices:
$150.00 - Before 2/1/19
$175.00 - After 2/1/19
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